On the menu today…biscuits!
Anyone else struggling with the time change? It always takes a few days to adjust, but I’ll take more sunshine in the evening any day! Hopefully warmer weather will follow soon, but it’s looking like rain this week for us! What’s better on a cold, rainy day than some good comfort food? Like a bowl of your favorite soup with a delicious homemade biscuit!
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Simple + Kid-Friendly
We love biscuits around our house! They’re fun to make with the kids. They love to roll out the dough and cut out the circles to put on the cookie sheet. We still buy canned or Pillsbury’s frozen in the bag on occasion when we know we’re going to be crunched for time, but we try to make most of our meals from scratch for health reasons and these biscuits are super quick and simple!
I like to use my KitchenAid mixer and dough hook to combine the ingredients and lightly knead the dough. I have this shield also that is SO helpful and keeps from making a big mess! I found these cute little biscuit cutters on Amazon and they are perfect for the job!
They call for buttermilk, but if you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can always add a little lemon juice to regular milk and get the same results. I use a tablespoon per one cup of milk and let it set for 5-10 minutes to curdle. Vinegar works, too!
Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
Start by combining all of the dry ingredients in the bowl. On the lowest setting, mix until thoroughly combined.
Create a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg, buttermilk, softened butter, and two tablespoons of water or milk. Turn your mixer on the lowest setting and mix until just enough to combine ingredients. You want to be careful not to overmix! You may need to add another tablespoon or two of water or milk if your dough is too dry.
Cut your chilled butter into small chunks and add to the dough, mixing a few times with the dough hook. There will be chunks of butter throughout the dough, that’s how you want it!
Use cooking oil or pan spray to grease the surface you’ll be using to roll out your dough. Don’t use flour as it may dry out your dough too much.
Roll out your dough to about a one and a half inch thickness. Use the biscuit cutter to cut the dough. If you don’t use a biscuit cutter, I recommend using something else with a sharp edge. Using a cup or lid with dull edges can cause the biscuit not to rise as much.
Lay them out on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Voila! Delicious, homemade biscuits!
I love biscuits because they’re so versatile! Spread them with some butter and jelly or honey with breakfast! Add some bacon and cheese and make a sandwich! Serve them on the side with some beef stew to soak up the juices. Any way you choose to eat them, they don’t disappoint!
This recipe makes about 20 biscuits. Hope you enjoy!
Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 egg beaten
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1 stick cold butter cut into pieces
- 2 tbsp water or milk
Preheat oven to 425.
In a large bowl, mix together flour and sugar.
Make a well in the middle of the flour and add buttermilk, egg, softened butter and water. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
Add cold pieces of butter and mix a few more times until combined.
Grease solid surface and roll dough out to 1 1/2" thickness. Using biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Serve warm with butter.
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